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Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.

Tags: Barack Obama , DoD , Congress , Steny Hoyer , al-Qaida , CIA

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 08:12am EST

Top 3 for 2013 - Frank Reeder on proliferation of drones

Frank Reeder, principal at The Reeder Group and a former Office of Management and Budget official, says he thinks agencies are just now starting to think about the policy implications of more widespread use of unmanned aerial systems.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2013 , Frank Reeder , The Reeder Group

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:12pm EST
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DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan's national security forces.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Afghanistan , budget , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:54am EDT

Report: Drones vulnerable to hacking

Unmanned drones are vulnerable to computer hacking that could allow outside force to control them, according to new research.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update ,

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 05:01pm EDT

US shadow wars rely on drones, computers

After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile.

Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm's way. Small teams of special operations troops quietly train and advise foreign forces. Viruses sent from computers to foreign networks strike silently, with no American fingerprint.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity

Monday - 06/18/2012, 03:10am EDT

US declassifies attacks in Yemen, Somalia

The White House is partially lifting the lid of secrecy on its counterterrorism campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia by formally acknowledging for the first time that it is conducting lethal attacks in those countries.

Tags: Yemen , Domalia , DoD , CIA

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home

Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.

Tags: DoD , FAA , Congress

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 10:30pm EST

CBP expands drone presence

The new Predator-B Unmanned Aerial System will be the fourth launched at at the National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and the second of two aircrafts earmarked in an August 2010 budget supplemental.

Tags: Predator B , CBP , DHS

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 09:40pm EST

'Backpack-able drones' could soon be deployed to troops on ground

Steven Gitlin, vice president of Aerovironment, which creates the backpackable drone formally known as the Switchblade Agile Munition Systems joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how it works.

Tags: Steven Gitlin , Aerovironment , UAVs , Federal Drive , Army , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , contracting , industry

Friday - 10/28/2011, 11:20am EDT
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